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Live Performance shows and venues for kids in Des Moines, IA

Best DSM Kids’ Theater for Spring 2019 – dsm4kids.com

Our spring event coverage continues with a look at the most promising family shows opening this season on Des Moines stages. There are lots of fantastic family shows with options for all age groups, including a few shows that are perfect for first-time theatergoers. It sounds like we can look forward to an exciting spring theater season in Des Moines! Continue Reading…

2018 Best Summer Theater and Shows 4 Des Moines Families - dsm4kids.com

Des Moines’ theater scene is heating up this summer. Can you say, “Hamilton”?!?  There are plays, musicals and stage performances for all ages, interests, and budgets happening throughout the season.  Read on and get tickets now, so your little theatergoers won’t miss out on some of their very favorite shows! Continue Reading…

2018 Outdoor Summer Concerts 4 Des Moines Families - dsm4kids.com

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Or better yet, get out of the house! Summer in Des Moines means outdoor concerts galore (and many are FREE!). Throw down a blanket, spread out the snacks, uncork the wine, and watch the kids boogie under the evening stars as you sway to some cool and breezy melodies. Below are some of our favorite outdoor summer concert series that return every year. Be sure to check our daily calendar to find even more summer activities! Continue Reading…

"Miss Nelson Is Missing!" at the Des Moines Playhouse – dsm4kids.com

Miss Nelson’s class is the worst behaved in the whole school. Spitballs flying across the room, paper airplanes sailing every which way, and uncontrollable children send the gentle, long-suffering teacher, Miss Nelson, over the edge. But the students of Room 207 are in for a surprise when Miss Nelson (Gina Gedler) turns up missing and is replaced by Viola Swamp (Gina Gedler), a scary substitute teacher who assigns homework from hell and wields her ruler like a sword! Continue Reading…

2017 Nutcracker Performances in Central Iowa – dsm4kids.com

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It’s one of the world’s most beloved ballets, and quite often the first ballet experience for children. It’s the Nutcracker – and if you’re thinking about taking your kids to see it this holiday season, you’ve got a few options to choose from! Here’s our 2017 roundup of Nutcracker performances in Central Iowa. Continue Reading…

“A Little House Christmas” at the Des Moines Playhouse – dsm4kids.com

In her beloved Little House books, Laura Ingalls Wilder describes some of the Christmases she and her family celebrate on the frontier. Christmas celebrations during those times were a much simpler affair,  focused more on the non-materialistic side of Christmas. “A Little House Christmas” at the Des Moines Playhouse is a perfect way for families to kick off the holiday season in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Fall Theatre Guide 4 Des Moines Kids and Families - dsm4kids.com

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September kicks off the fall theatre season in Des Moines and families will find a packed playbill of shows to attend. Whether it’s a big Broadway show or a smaller one, specifically produced for kids, there are plenty of options to entertain the whole fam.  Check out our guide to fall theatre and shows in Des Moines for kids and families. Continue Reading…

2017 Summer Theatre Guide 4 Kids and Families in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Des Moines’ summer theatre season may change your theatre going habits, by bringing the kids along. A glance at the programming of local theatres reveals a host of shows aimed at kids and families. It’s also far from expensive, thanks to annual events designed to have cross-appeal without breaking the bank.  Here’s your guide to summer theatre productions for kids and families in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Spring Theatre Guide 4 Kids and Families in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

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Celebrate the season by taking the kiddos out for some theatrical fun. Des Moines is bursting with spectacular shows and this handy theatre guide makes it easy for you to explore all that Des Moines’ theatres have to offer this spring season! A little something for everyone, no matter your age. Continue Reading…

The Sound of Music Comes Alive at the Des Moines Civic Center - dsm4kids.com

My daughter and I were super excited to see The Sound of Music on stage for the first time last night at the Des Moines Civic Center. One of the most revered and loved movie musicals of all time, the live show proves why it was ever made in the first place.  If you love the movie, you won’t want to miss your chance to see it live on stage.   Continue Reading…

2017 Winter Theatre Guide 4 Kids and Families in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Winter is a fantastic season for seeing theater in Des Moines. Our top theater picks for the coming months include an iconic musical, The Sound of Music and several selections from the Wellmark Familiy Series at the Civic Center, all of which cost just $10. Read on to find your family’s theatrical experience for this winter in Des Moines.  Continue Reading…

2016 Nutcracker Performances in Central Iowa – dsm4kids.com

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A beloved holiday tradition, The Nutcracker dances on to stages in Central Iowa. Featuring the music of Tchaikovsky, this classical ballet enchants audiences with a performance featuring a magical dream of swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers and a handsome prince all lead by the Sugar Plum Fairy. Continue Reading…